Posts tagged “Engineering”

Diving into Düsseldorf for SREcon EMEA

SREcon EMEA is on now in Düsseldorf, Germany. If you're attending, make sure to check out our talks. Tom Spiegelman will share how he fosters mentorship at DigitalOcean, and Jaime Woo will talk about post-incident care. In addition, Emil Stolarsky co-chairs the lightning talks. On Wednesday, August 29, from 4:…

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Prepped for Portland and OSCON 2018

It's the 20th year of OSCON, held this week in Portland, Oregon, and we will be in attendance! We have two great presentations lined up: Lauren McCarthy and Tom Spiegelman will share DigitalOcean's approach to tackling the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, covering what the company chose to move forward with…

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How 2,000 Droplets Broke the Enigma Code in 13 Minutes

In late 2017, at the Imperial War Museum in London, developers applied modern artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to break the “unbreakable” Enigma machine used by the Nazis to encrypt their correspondences in World War II. Using AI processes across 2,000 DigitalOcean servers, engineers at Enigma Pattern accomplished in 13…

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Deploying a Multi-region Docker Registry to Improve Performance

Over the past several years, containers in general, and Docker specifically, have become quite prevalent across industry. Containerization offers isolated and reproducible build and runtime environments in a simple and developer-friendly form. They make the entire software development process run a bit smoother, from initial development to deploying services in…

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Why We Chose Ceph to Build Block Storage

In January 2013, DigitalOcean became one of the first cloud providers to offer SSD storage. For several years, a slice of the virtualization hypervisor's local drives provided this storage available to Droplets. This approach worked great but had its limitations, such as: Volume size and growth were limited by the…

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